Buoyed by a resurging pitching rotation, the White Sox have made a surpising run at the Royals for dominance in the AL Central. Thanks to the likes of All-Star Chris Sale, newcomer Mat Latos and the development of Jose Quintana, Chicago has started the 2016 with a bang. Kansas City is still the reigning king of the American League, but the Sox’s pitching rotation could present some problems for the world champions. Sale has been an All-Star for the White Sox from 2012-2015 and was the AL’s strikeout leader in 2015.
Latos enters his first year with the franchise and has already pushed for the league lead in wins in April with four. The third man in the rotation, Quintana will look to build on a somewhat modest 2015 where he went 9-10, but had a solid ERA of 3.36.
While it’s uncertain if the White Sox can keep up this torrid pace for the rest of year, this current pace would give Chicago its first legitimate shot at a AL Central title since 2008. Chicago has posted a winning record in 2010 and 2012, but a lot of the core players from that World Series run are no more. The likes of Carlos Quention, Mark Buehrle and manager Ozzie Guillen have all moved on and even the loss of shortstop Alexei Ramirez to free agency has given this team an evolving look.
The batting order for Chicago was bolstered last season by a couple of relative new faces to the organization. Outfielder Adam Eaton led the AL in triples in 2014, his first year with the team and is the leading extra base hitter for the Sox. Another face to watch is Melky Cabrera, who is in his second year with the team and will look to build on a season where he only missed four games. With their lineup surging to start 2016, this could be the year that the White Sox put the pieces back together to make a run at the postseason.
Chicago White Sox Betting Lines Today
For up-to-date betting odds and matchup information for the White Sox, the tool below will be your bread and butter throughout this season. Make sure to check back daily for any changes.
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Chicago White Sox Scores & Schedule
For an in-depth look at when and where the White Sox will be playing from Opening Day until the dog days of August, please refer to the schedule function below.
This tool will help you analyze any matchups down the road so if you are looking to make some a series parlay during the season, then this will be a great benefit for you.
This will get updated throughout the year as the season unfolds, so check back on a daily basis to see where the White Sox have been progressing throughout the year.
Chicago White Sox Standings Right Now
It is imperative to keep on top of the standings for each MLB team so by checking the tool below, you can always make sure you know how well the Sox have been playing at any time.
While this tool will not change as often as the next game function above, it is critical to have new information on the current status of Chicago throughout the year so you can always make an educated wager.
How To Win At Chicago White Sox Betting
For the White Sox to return to the World Series for the first time since they won in 2005, a couple of things would need to happen. The most obvious is that the trio above would need to continue their torrid pace throughout the year and also for the bullpen to hold their own.
Additionally, the White Sox could use 2014 Rookie of the Year and Silver Slugger, Jose Abreu, to continue his maturation in the MLB after defecting from Cuba. Abreu, along with Cabrera and Eaton, will be the core hitting rotation for the White Sox so if you are looking to make a solid bet then it might be wise to look at when these three are streaking or when Sale or Latos is dealing.
The Sox posted winning records against the up-and-coming Indians and the dominant Astros (5-1 season record) in 2015 so they do have some pitching and pop to hang with the big dogs.
However, the White Sox did fall short against the Royals (7-12) multiple times last year. The White Sox were barely under .500 against NL opponents last season (9-11) so please keep this in mind when wagering across the conferences.
Finally, Chicago has done moderately better at home than during away games, but it’s not a significantly higher number so you might be able to sneak in some upset wins during road games.
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